One of the best things about comics is that things can sit in the background for years before they become important. Maybe it’s just a throwaway line about an adventure some characters had. Maybe it’s something as silly as a character not liking carrots and then 10 years later it’s the crux of a story line. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s taking a character that’s been kind of stuck in the shadows and putting them in a position not only to get some of the spotlight, but also to bring other things out into the light that quit frankly should have been there a long time ago.
Now I’m not saying that if Stephanie Williams was just writing about Nubia’s dislike of a certain root vegetable she wouldn’t be on the show. But she’s taking Nubia and putting her in the center of a mini series called Nubia and the Amazons and making it about so much more than the character that happens to have a name in the title. And I don’t think I’m overselling it when I say that this series is really, really good.